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76 The biggest change here was to zippy_tb, to make it more similar to the debugger
and to make it work with VLIW-type instructions.
dgisselq 2422d 08h /zipcpu/
75 Modified for VLIW instructions. dgisselq 2422d 08h /zipcpu/
74 Added a bunch of debugging code to the Dhrystone benchmark assembly file, as
well as two new testing assembly files.
dgisselq 2422d 08h /zipcpu/
73 Documentations updates. dgisselq 2422d 08h /zipcpu/
72 Some updated graphics, now containing images of the CPU that include the
divide and (currently non-existant) floating point unit.
dgisselq 2422d 08h /zipcpu/
71 This contains a bunch of bug fixes. (A lot ...) For example, the pipeline
stall code has also seriously changed, to fixed the pipeline memory load/op
stage conflict, while maintaining no-stall operation for operands that don't
need an offset. This had a cascading effect, however, so that the multiply
could no longer complete in a single cycle. Therefore, the timing on the
multiplies was slowed down to two cycles from a single cycle. (It's the
only two-cycle ALU operation ...) The illegal instruction code has also been
fixed, so that illegal instructions no longer stalls the prefetch bus.
dgisselq 2422d 08h /zipcpu/
70 Updated the assembler support files, zopcodes in particular, to handle
the disassembly of the new very long instruction word codes.
dgisselq 2422d 08h /zipcpu/
69 This implements the "new Instruction Set" architecture for the Zip CPU. It's
a massive change set, that touches just about everything but probably not
enough of everything. Please see the spec.pdf for a description of this
new architecture.
dgisselq 2428d 12h /zipcpu/
68 Updated specification, includes well illustrated pipeline discussion. dgisselq 2463d 13h /zipcpu/
67 Includes timing diagrams in support of a very descriptive specification section. dgisselq 2463d 13h /zipcpu/
66 Adjusted the support for the DEBUG_SCOPE within these so that it can be
compiled in, or not, based upon an external build configuration file: cpudefs.v.
That allows me to make that file project specific, while the rest of the CPU
is shared among all projects.
dgisselq 2489d 12h /zipcpu/
65 Lots of logic simplifications to the core, in addition to better support for
illegal instruction detection and bus error detection. The biggest change
had to deal with pushing the debug write interface into the ALU write
processing path. This simplifies the logic of adjusting the PC and CC
registers primarily, but also any writes to other registers. It also delays
these register writes by a clock, but since the debug interface is already
ridiculously slow I doubt that matters any.
dgisselq 2489d 12h /zipcpu/
64 Shuffled some comments into here from elsewhere. dgisselq 2489d 13h /zipcpu/
63 Simplified bus interactions, and added support for detecting illegal
instructions (i.e. bus errors) in the pipefetch routine.
dgisselq 2489d 13h /zipcpu/
62 Simplified the subtraction logic, so the carry bit no longer depends on
a separate 32-bit operation but becomes part of the subtract operation.
dgisselq 2489d 13h /zipcpu/
61 Simplified the bus delay logic. Depends upon the stall line being irrelevant
outside of a bus cycle.
dgisselq 2489d 13h /zipcpu/
60 Fixed assembler processing of jump instructions, so that the new fast
return instruction can be used. The test file was modified to test
pipelined value passing within the CPU. That's where the value gets
(re)used before being stored back in the register file. As of this release,
all tests work.
dgisselq 2489d 13h /zipcpu/
59 Adjusted these library routines to use the new stack frame and calling
conventions.
dgisselq 2489d 13h /zipcpu/
58 Added a rudimentary profiling support to the simulator. dgisselq 2489d 13h /zipcpu/
57 Some bug fixes to the dhrystone benchmark, and some compile time defines for
the test bench processor. Of the most important note is the fix to detect
lockups on the debug/wishbone bus--that has been a real help in getting the
ZipCPU installed and the debugger working on the various boards I'm working
with. (i.e., it's helped me find and figure out why/when things haven't worked)
Of other note is the new 'G' key in the testbench code, to cause the test
bench to run without user interaction until the next keystroke. This is
very valuable in long programs, as it makes getting to/from breakpoints
easier (i.e. you don't have to wait as long, hit 'G', breathe, hit 'space'
and you're there).
dgisselq 2499d 15h /zipcpu/

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